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Camelot annihilates Trophy rivals

Camelot looked a colt out of the top drawer when recording an impressive victory in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.

Brought from the rear of the five-horse field, Aidan O'Brien's once-raced youngster came through stylishly towards the stands side to make his challenge.

Leading a furlong out under a confident ride from the trainer's son Joseph O'Brien, the 10-11 favourite won cosily by two and a quarter lengths from Jim Bolger's Zip Top, with Fencing third.

The winning trainer said: "The data we were getting from him at home was showing up as something out of the ordinary. Although you are only reading that stuff, he still had to come here today and prove it.

"Joseph said he never had to get him near to top gear. He's a super-quick thinker with a lovely temperament and he's a joy to have anything to do with. He can do probably whatever you want. The boys will make the decision (about where he runs), but you saw the speed."

O'Brien junior, riding his first Group One winner in Britain, said: "I thought I was on the best horse in the race and he never really came off the bridle.

"I think he's a very smart horse, he was a bit keen in the first furlong as he hadn't raced for a while, but he won very easily."


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